Extol the LORD, O Jerusalem;1 praise your God, O Zion,
for he strengthens the bars of your gates2 and blesses your people3 within you.
He grants peace4 to your borders and satisfies you5 with the finest of wheat.615
He sends his command7 to the earth; his word runs8 swiftly.
He spreads the snow9 like wool and scatters the frost10 like ashes.
He hurls down his hail11 like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast?
He sends his word12 and melts them; he stirs up his breezes,13 and the waters flow.
He has revealed his word14 to Jacob,15 his laws and decrees16 to Israel.
He has done this for no other nation;17 they do not know18 his laws. Praise the LORD.19